Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

Brothel owner Dennis Hof wins Nevada legislative race despite being dead

Deceased Republican Brothel Owner Dennis Hof Elected To Nevada Assembly Brothel owner Dennis Hof wins Nevada legislative race despite being dead
Melinda Barton | 08 November, 2018, 20:35

A brothel-owning, evangelical Christian-backed Republican candidate, who died last month, won his race for the Nevada state legislature late on Tuesday, according to state election officials.

Hof beat his opponent Democrat Lesia Romanov and took Nevada's 36th Assembly District posthumously.

Hof's campaign for District 36 - composed of Nye, Lincoln and Clark Counties - was marked by publicity stunts and billboard advertising that broadcast his pledges of repealing taxes and protecting gun rights, according to The New Yorker.

Chuck Muth, Hof's campaign manager, was one of many who predicted last month that Hof would win, stating that Republicans had a two-to-one advantage over Democrats in the state Assembly district in terms of voter registration.

The snag is, Mr. Hof is dead and buried a few weeks before the election. And as tragic as his death was, Hof campaign manager Chuck Muth previously indicated his boss's passing might actually help his electoral chances.

Hof owned a handful of brothels in Nevada, the only state that allows them to legally operate.

His name was Dennis Hof, and he styled himself after President Trump.

Hof died at his Love Ranch brothel on October 16. His body was discovered by porn actor Ron Jeremy and a prostitute at the brothel.

The strip club owner, who ran five legal brothels in Nevada, styled himself as America's best-known pimp after appearing on TV show Cathouse.

The brothel where his body was found is where National Basketball Association player Lamar Odom, who had a tumultuous relationship with reality television star Khloe Kardashian, was found unconscious in 2015.

Hof ran for office in 2016 as a Libertarian but lost the race.

He said he faced political retribution this year in the form of an anti-brothel push and regulatory problems.

The district is heavily rural, containing large desert areas in the southern region of Nevada.

This was despite (or perhaps because of) posters at voting stations stating Hof had died.